With many consumers already making their holiday vacation plans, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special promotion awarding up to $200 per stateroom “cash back” for voyages taking place over the Christmas and New Year’s period.

The promotion is available in conjunction with virtually all of the line’s three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” cruises, including voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico, departing between Dec. 20, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2013.

The cash back option is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board. Guests will receive a shipboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom on three- to five-day holiday cruises and up to $200 per stateroom on holiday voyages of six days or longer.  The promotion is valid in conjunction with “Fun Select” fares and certain restrictions apply.

The cash back option provides even more reasons to sail on these special voyages, which provide a great holiday getaway for the entire family. During the holidays, ships are decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths, and mistletoe, with holiday music available in the in-room music system and incorporated into the many live entertainment offerings on board. A special holiday show, which includes a performance by the “Camp Carnival” children, is also featured. Santa Claus makes an appearance and a special menu on Christmas Day featuring such traditional offerings as roast turkey with all the trimmings and pecan pie is offered in main dining rooms fleetwide.

The shipboard credit is automatically applied to guests’ on-board accounts when they board their cruise and can be redeemed toward a wide range of shipboard purchases, including excursions, spa treatments, steakhouse reservations, gift shop items and more.

For additional information and reservations regarding Carnival’s “Fun Ship” holiday cruises, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.